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. the pictures highlight uncertainty caused by company executives and government officials. tepco released six hours of video. it was recorded over five days starting march 11th. the footage shows people at the plant, an offsite center, at the firm's head office in tokyo and other branch offices. one section shows the plant chief was unable to communicate with government officials. >> another part shows the confusion over how to open the valve and lower the pressure inside a reactor. >> tepco officials say they plan to release more video recorded in the month after the accident. >>> japan's industry minister says the government will not allow a power company to start building a nuclear plant in western japan. the decision comes three weeks after the government allowed work to resume on two plants already under construction. yukio edano referred to plans by chugoku electric power company to build a facility in yamaguchi prefecture. he said the government's new energy policy rules out the construction of nuclear plants. government leaders adopted the policy last month. they said they would try t
four working age people are jobless and they are growing satisfied with their government's plan to increase taxes and cut social spending. the jobless rate was 25.1% in july. that's up 0.3 percentage points from the previous months. people between the ages of 15 and 24 are facing the toughest situation. their unemployment rate hit 54.2%. that means one in two is out of work. government leaders are negotiating with the eu and other organizations so they can receive more bailout funds as soon as possible. >>> executives at a major japanese company appears to be dialing up a deal that will give them presence in the united states. softbank is considering acquiring sprint nextel. sprint nextel has more than 56 million subscribers. negotiations are to acquire more than two-thirds of the company's shares. it's expected to reach $12.8 billion. both firms are providers for apple's iphone and they both use a high speed wireless communication protocol called long term evolution. the stronger yen is believed to be a factor in soft bank's decision in acquiring sprint nextel. they are hoping
inside syria between rebels and government forces. it is a little bit unclear at the moment. what seems to be clear, though, is that turkey is making it very clear to syria that it is not accepting any more of this cross-border shelling.% the response was immediate by turkish artillery into syria itself. >> let's look into the warning there -- he has been saying since the middle of the week that turkey is not looking for work, but today, he is now saying it is close to war. what should we read into that? >> everyone is trying to find a balance between being tough and avoiding war. he thinks he has to be tough to the outside world and to his own voters to show them and also the syrians that turkey is not to be messed with. on the other hand, he is very clear not to drag turkey into a war that it does not want. it is a little dangerous game he is playing, but that explains why he is talking tough one day and more conciliatory on another day. >> th much for that. in syria itself, rebels claimed that they have shot down an armed army helicopter near the capital damascus and seized an air de
are so heavily vested in government bonds. the report says japanese government bonds account for 24% of assets of banks in japan. the institutions could suffer heavy losses if bond prices plummet. banks around the world see japanese and u.s. government bonds as safer assets in the face of the prolonged credit crisis in europe. they snapped up japanese bonds, causing the yen to spike to record levels. imf economists note japan and the united states are facing huge deficits and the countries need to implement fiscal reforms to maintain investor confidence. it also acknowledges a decision by eurozone countries to launch a permanent fund designed to bail out struggling members. they say worries about the health of the region's financial system have increased since the spring with the need to use capital to help troubled banks in spain. >>> greece is one of the struggling eurozone members counting on bailout funds to keep it functioning. international lenders are demanding the country's politicians implement deep spending cuts in return for that aid. angela merkel traveled to athens to u
the allegations and have the support of the chinese government. >> when china in the u.s. benefit from the business we do in america are, we hope the congress will monday's their opinions on prejudice but on the facts so as not to hurt bilateral trade relations. >> this is just the latest battle in a war of words over trade and economic practices. the u.s. has accused china of unfairly subsidizing renewable energy and the auto industry in china expressing complaints to the wto. clogs let's get to the u.s. election campaign. romney accused obama of failing to lead in the middle east. is going to frame his positions ahead of the next presidential debate next week. we have some analysis from our russian and correspondents in just a moment, but first tier are a few clips. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use our greatest power to shape history, not lead from behind the. destiny at the mercy of events. i will put the leaders of iran on notice that the u.s. and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapon capability. i will not
and global slowdown. lagarde says government can do more harm than good by cutting too far too fast. >> struggling eurozone countries should be granted more time to fix their fiscal problems according to the international monetary fund chief, christine lagarde. she said with many countries introducing drastic austerity programs at the same time, it is important to slow budget cuts, particularly in greece. >> i have said repeatedly that an additional two years was necessary for the country to actually face the fiscal consolidation program that is considered. >> the german finance minister is also in tokyo. he repeated his position that greece must stick to the cost- saving measures and timetables agreed with its international lenders. >> i think it is better for each country to try to solve its own problems and keep promises already made. if they cannot keep those promises, they must expect to be criticized for it. >> it is still not certain whether greece will qualify for its next installment of bailout funds. without the 31.5 billion euros in loans, they could be forced out of the
. many governments have yet to s pass laws enforcing the protocol. the participants are expected to discuss how to secure funding to meet the targets agreed. >>> military personnel from the united states and philippines have begun 11 days of joint exercises. the the drills began monday on the western coast m facing the south china sea. 3800 personnel are taking part in this year's exercises. that's 800 more than last year. a philippine know military suggest they reflect the numbers growing in the region. u the philippines is engaged in disputes with china. chinese patrol boats are preventing philippine fishing boats from approaching. u.s. leaders have expressed concern that china is expanding its activities in the region. >>> australian prime minister has urged japan to sign a free trade agreement with her country as soon as possible. she says no other fta will be more logical. he spoke at a reception in sydney. >> japan is a critically important economic partner for austr australia and will remain so in the future but in a dynamic and changing region it's time to take the next s
companies, three governments, and that is incredibly difficult to do. the euro crisis has not helped, and in the end, you have to say investors in this company have not been convinced of the logic of this deal. you can see that from the fact that the eas share price has risen sharply on the news of the collapse of these talks. >> the international monetary fund has called on europe's leaders to do more to tackle the eurozone debt crisis. at the imf's annual meeting, leaders said the flow of money out of searching countries was particularly country. the imf chief also urged greece to take more concrete and urgent action to cut its spending. >> let's turn to the markets now and take a quick peek at some numbers. the dax ended the day almost 0.5% down. euro stoxx 50 closed 2% down. the dow jones currently going down 1%. the euro is trading at $1.2897. >> in germany after months of intense public debate, the government has unveiled new legislation aimed at regulating circumcision of young boys. >> it is to overturn a regional court ruling in may that circumcision amounted to grievously b
by not having anything from this meeting. >> today, there was a ban on protests. the government banned demonstrations, but the people defied them and protested there anyway. what has it been like? >> i was looking down the square earlier, and it felt like the place was absolutely deserted. there were street cleaners cleaning the streets. there were burned garbage bins. there were sidewalks that were broken. 50,000 protesters took part in these riots, and basically, we had 217 detentions, 24 arrests, three citizens wounded, and four police officers, one of which was seriously injured. in those protests, each used their own imagination, each of those protesters. there was one who was walking around naked during the protests to show a sign of his reaction. there was someone else -- there were some others who were actually dressed up as hitler, and they were carrying flags with a nazi swastika. >> thank you so much. we are running short on time, and we have to cut you short there, but thank you very much for that report. >> chancellor merkel's visit to greece is being closely watched here
the government and go out and buy their own insurance. only a limited amount of money would be available. then the costs go up, the senior citizens, who get that, have to pay the difference. the guarantee would be gone. that is the substance of how they would deal with medicare and that is the way it would be. the president did not make the case as effectively as he should of on that. >> that is factually wrong. let me just say, that is factually wrong. under the romney plan, the amount of money the government will give you is equal to the amount of the second lowest bid, meaning that you can get that plan for nothing, or the cheaper plan, there will be one cheaper, and then you can keep the extra money in your pocket. you have a choice, with no expenditure on your part of at least two plans, and you also have a plan for traditional medicare. >> allow me to add a factor here. under this precept, what i support is no change for current retirees and their retirees for medicare peer that is what mitt romney says. here is how it works. it would repeal obamacare. the 60 million senior citizen
may heighten social discontent, as well as friction between the central and regional governments. the smp says prospects for the bonds were negative, suggesting further downgrades could follow. spanish leaders asked the eu in june for financial support to boost the capital of domestic commercial banks which are weighed down by bad loans. they may have to ask more bailout funds because the country's regions are asking the central government for financial assistance. >>> people around the world are feeling the effects of the global economic slow-down. but the poor and the young feel it more. ron madison spoke with the manager of the world bank to learn what can be done to lessen the burden millions share. >> reporter: some region developing the fastest are seeing some of the worst cases of poverty, significant portions of the populations living in poverty. that figure is expected to decline in 2013 from 2010. but still, fully 24.5% will be living on about $2 a day. what more now needs to be done to address poverty? >> i think in the next ten years they acquire a lot of risks. first
and the commission will become a government in its own right with the european president and minister. >> can i guarantee my children the same quality of life i have today? i vision is yes. that's what i want. it will not happen if we split into separate entities. >> it is the members of big nations and the umpires that count. china, u.s., brazil, india, japan. >> this union needs the euro. if the single currency collapses it could have unforeseen problems they want to avoid. the eu is unlikely to abandon the euro anytime soon. >> europe has come a very long way in the last six>> the nobely wanted to focus not on the currency conundrum but on the six decades of peace and prosperity that europe has achieved. >> a united europe banned after devastation from world war ii, it may have seemed impossible to turn rivals and to partners. this included a historic archrival's france and germany. the hope was that an economic union would also promote peace. >> europe will not be made all at once. it will be built through concrete achievements which creates a defacto solidarity. >> the next achievements we
. >> while george w. bush was president, the government changed some of the laws that protected the nation's drinking water. >> ♪ so it all goes back to 2005 ♪ ♪ bush said gas drillers didn't have to comply ♪ ♪ with the safe drinking water act ♪ ♪ before too long it was "frack, baby frack" ♪ ♪ until the break of dawn >> with fracking that's not properly regulated comes another threat -- the release of toxic gas into the air. >> so, on top of the drinking water being contaminated and undrinkable, the air is also posing a serious health problem, as well. >> alex is from the environmental working group. they want to prevent pollution. rachel works for a company that represents the gas industry. they want to help america benefit from an important source of fuel. both sides probably agree on one thing... >> ♪ now, it's not that drillers should never be fracking ♪ ♪ but the current regulation is severely lacking ♪ ♪ reduce the toxins, contain the gas and wastewater ♪ ♪ and the people won't get sick ♪ ♪ and the planet won't get hotter, hotter, hotter ♪ >> it'
was way out front on this issue. the u.s. government didn't give women the right to vote for another half-century. with "flag facts," i'm alexa. >> some people are hard workers. some are not. new research might explain one reason why. it depends on what you focus on. hard workers concentrate on the goal, but people who shirk their work tend to zero in on all the effort it is going to take to get the task done. so here's the secret to success -- always keep your eyes on the prize. >> a lot of us would like to help make the world a better place. you can get involved with existing service projects, or you can start one of your own. brandon has the story of two teens who did just that. >> is it all right if i play this piece? [ cheers and applause ] all right. >> jourdan urbach reaches out with music. he brings his talent as a violinist to children in hospitals. [ mid-tempo music plays ] [ crowd cheering ] neha gupta reaches out with books. at 16, she has already spent several years helping orphaned children in india. jourdan and neha are recent winners of the world of children youth award. t
was 23 and 24. >> as a reporter? >> as a reporter. it was the usual thing in mexico. the government would say what you could say on the air and what you couldn't say on the air. i decided i didn't want to be that kind of reporter so i sold everything and came to the united states. just imagine that now i can talk to anyone without asking permission for anything. i had to leave my country because of that. it used to be said that the powerful and the rich never leave their country, only those who need possibilities and those who are poor and those who are ambitious leave their countries. that's exactly what happened with me. i came here because i had to come here. something pushed me out of mexico and something pulled me from the united states. now i have two passports, but honestly i have to thank this country because it gave me all the wonderful opportunities. if i would have stayed in mexico, i don't know what would have happened but i would have been a very poor, sad and probably censored journalist. >> why did your parents come? >> my parents came in the 1940s and it was because my fat
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